A mainly Eurasian and African songbird related to the chats, with black and buff or black and white plumage and a white rump.
- Genus Oenanthe, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae: several species, in particular the gray-backed northern wheatear (O. oenanthe), found in the arctic barrens of Eurasia and northeastern Canada
More example sentences
- Skylarks, wheatears, pipits and greylag geese fill any silences that remain.
- Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.
- The name wheatears comes from the Anglo-Saxon.
More definitions of wheatearDefinition of wheatear in:
- The British & World English dictionary